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Published:Sunday | May 15, 2022 | 12:05 AM
Published:Sunday | May 8, 2022 | 12:10 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator - -

The X Trail started production around 2000, as Nissan’s first sub-compact SUV, which was both agile and aggressive in style. It was known for its angular shape and prominent front lights incorporated in the roof rails for some of the models....

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:05 AM
Published:Sunday | April 24, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Mazda seems to have found a sweet spot with a well-shaped exterior, a luxury inspired interior and a fun-to-drive engine with the CX-9. I remember seeing the CX-7s in the past and admiring their utilitarian functionalities, but hating their design...

Published:Sunday | April 17, 2022 | 12:05 AMToriann Ellis - Gleaner Writer

Dennis Eccleston started his company, Synergy Performance, in 2015 on what he described as a sheer fluke. “I’ve always been a car enthusiast, and I was at MegaMart with a friend of mine, and she said to me, ‘You love cars so much I’m going to buy...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:10 AMBy Paul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Driving in Jamaica can become hazardous when the pavement is wet. Why? This is as a result of the friction between the tyres and the pavement becoming reduced. It means that the brakes may stop the wheels from rotating, but the motor vehicle will...

Published:Sunday | April 10, 2022 | 12:05 AMToriann Ellis -

Marlon Fletcher, a motorcycle enthusiast, has been riding since he was nine years old. Like many others in the industry, he grew up seeing several of his relatives engaged in this activity, but it was more of a means of transportation for them. “...

Published:Sunday | April 3, 2022 | 12:07 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

As we travel through the various streets, lanes, and highways, let us as conscious Jamaican motorists resolve to change our undesirable driving and drive safely. The objective is to save precious lives, time, and money. “A driver’s attitude is a...

Published:Sunday | March 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator -

Introduced in 2007, the Tiguan was a little late to the compact crossover SUV market. However, given the company’s strong reputation for producing noteworthy vehicles, they entered this territory on the likeability of stalwarts such as the Beetle...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2022 | 12:05 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Are you a defensive driver? Are you a caring driver who drives for the other motorist? Are you truly concerned about the spiralling accident rate, which, from all indications, has spilled over into 2022? Well, let us focus on components of a...

Published:Sunday | March 20, 2022 | 12:05 AM
Published:Sunday | March 13, 2022 | 12:05 AMToriann Ellis - Gleaner Writer

Leroy ‘Ice’ Spence is a veteran drag racer, circuit racer, and rally navigator who got into racing due to a childhood interest in watching the sport on television. “I didn’t have any direct contact in motorsport at the time as no one around me was...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMBy Christopher Serju - Senior Auto Writer -

Ricardo Nelson was like a proud father doting over a child recently as he repeatedly advised the farm workers coming to sit in one of the two spanking new 55-seater coaches that he was not yet ready to load as they prepared to head off to the...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:07 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Speed kills despite the thrill it carries. An erratic pace, punctuated by bursts of great speeds and inconsiderate creeping can be dangerous. The greater the speed, the greater the impact. The advanced driver-training course clearly states that...

Published:Sunday | February 27, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Originally known in some regions as the Sedona, this is a minivan that has been on KIA’s sales lot since 1998. Now, it solely goes by the nametag Carnival and comes with all the amenities most families are looking for. The first generation had an...

Published:Sunday | February 20, 2022 | 12:08 AM
Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator

Mini is progressively stretching its wings, from its stronghold in Britain, where it first debuted in 1959. Now the company has been making changes to adapt to the active emission laws sweeping Europe, by developing the Countryman plug-in hybrid...

Published:Sunday | February 13, 2022 | 12:10 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

Anger and strong emotions affect safe driving on our Jamaican roads. Emotions constantly change. You can be very angry one moment and much less angry a few minutes later. Strong emotions interfere with reasoning, which is important for the decision-making part of the defensive-driving task. Strong emotions, such as anger, block out or limit a person’s ability to reason.

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:06 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotive Coordinator

When I first saw the Audi A3, I was a little in shock at how the design was very similar to the debut model in 1996. This was a welcomed surprise, as owners of older models will be delighted that their model still holds value, because of the...

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2022 | 12:05 AM
Published:Sunday | January 30, 2022 | 12:05 AMBy Paul Glenroy Messam -

The trains are back. Well, in the St Catherine area, at least for now, transporting students to Spanish Town and back. However, with the rolling out of the trains, care must be exercised when crossing the tracks. A railroad crossing is a very...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:05 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator -

Before safety was a big thing in vehicles, I remember reading about Volvo patenting the V-type three-point safety belt in 1959. It was a move that revolutionised the automobile world, as now, it is present in every vehicle. Continuing with that...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:07 AMToriann Ellis -

Omar Sweeney’s interest in car restoration developed at a tender age, and this was partly due to his father, who modified vehicles, so he channeled his skill and experience into a favourite pastime. “I would consider what I do as more restoration...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMKareem LaTouche - Automotives Coordinator - -

One of the greatest periods of pickups, for me, was the early ‘90s, when vehicles like the Mazda b2200, Isuzu P’up, Mitsubishi Mighty Max, Toyota Hilux SR5 and Nissan Hardbody rule the roads. These were true workhorse pickups, bought by persons who...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:05 AMPaul Glenroy Messam - Contributor

It will not be a jolly good 2022 if we fail to cut the careless and reckless driving for the new year. “We need to stop the dangerous driving on the roads, and make it easy for the other driver,” says Sophia Dean. “Drive within the speed limit,...

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